Release | October 5, 2023

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey Joins Law Enforcement Organization To Steer Kids Away From Crime

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 law enforcement leaders, including 11 attorneys general nationwide and more than 150 chiefs of police, sheriffs, and prosecutors in Missouri. For over 25 years, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members have supported strategies proven to reduce crime by preparing kids for successful lives.

“As an adoptive parent, a former prosecutor, and an attorney general, I am personally invested in protecting children. Programs that keep vulnerable kids on track, out of trouble, and graduating high school are key to preventing later crime,” Attorney General Bailey said “That’s why I joined Fight Crime: Invest in Kids: to support the range of programs that are shown to strengthen families and change the course of children’s lives.”

Joshua Spaulding, National Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, said, “We are ecstatic to welcome Attorney General Bailey to Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, and to work with him on highlighting the investments in kids that make a real difference and that save money in the long run.”

Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids promotes smart, bipartisan state and federal solutions to reduce crime, such as evidence-based voluntary parent coaching programs for new parents that prevent child abuse and neglect; high-quality early childhood education that increases educational success and graduation rates; stronger K-12 education goals and after-school programs that give kids a clear path toward productive futures and away from crime; and proven coaching programs that strengthen families and put vulnerable kids back on track.

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